Welcome to Umhlali Methodist Church

A worshipping community making disciples of Jesus to change our world

Sunday worship

Sunday, 21 Aug



Quiet and reflective, thoughtful and liturgical, a blend of music, ancient and modern


A relaxed, contemporary service, musically led by our worship team, with Sunday School and Youth


A traditional Methodist service, familiar forms and organ-led hymns

Children and youth


The Methodist Church was born out of life-changing small groups - they are at the heart of our community. Find one near you and join us if you'd like to:

  • Form significant, trusting friendships
  • Enjoy a safe and open group where questions and doubts are ok
  • Share life and learn together what it means to be a disciple of Jesus
  • Discover and be encouraged in exercising your gifts
  • Quickly feel connected to the Umhlali community

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UMC Mission Week 3-8 September Kym Bishop | 22 Aug 2016


You may remember that last year, we had a team of volunteers from a Methodist Church in the United States come and spend a week with us.  They visited and participated in some of our Khanyisa Community Programmes.  After their visit, a number of people from UMC mentioned how they too would love the opportunity to see more of what Khanyisa does, and participate in a limited capacity in some of the programmes.  So, in September we will be having what we call UMC Mission Week.  It is a chance for you to visit and participate in some of our Khanyisa programmes and see and experience a little bit more of what Khanyisa is doing.  Have a look at the programme for the week, and sign up for the days/activities you would like to visit.  We will travel together as a group to the venue of each programme, and the level of your participation is up to you – we wont make you do anything you didn't sign up for!  The handout in your notices has more detailed information, but here is an idea of some of what we will be doing.  Please make sure you fill in and return the sign up form so we know in advance who is coming and can plan and prepare accordingly.  Why not sign up as a home group, and make it part of your small group's activity?

Saturday 3rd September (9am-12)
Planting a veggie garden in a local preschool
Monday 5th September (2-5pm)
Afternoon Session at Summerhill House in Etete, helping with homework and participating in a group life skills session with young people.
Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th September (8am-12pm)
Khanyisa Teacher Training Workshop at UMC.  Sit in on some of the sessions as an observer, or if you are a teacher, consider leading a short workshop as part of the morning.
Wednesday 7th (2-5pm)
Participate in a youth life skills group in Hamba Nathi.  Our community worker will lead the session, and UMC volunteers will participate as members of the group with high school youth
Thursday 8th (2.30-4.30pm)
Join in our adult literacy class in the Upper Room at UMC

We are also looking for funding for these programmes, so if you would like to contribute financially, please contact me for bank details.  It's going to be a great week, so join us!

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Contact details
  • Office hours: Week days 08h00-12h00
  • P O Box 96 Umhlali 4390
  • P: 032 947 0173
  • F: 086 585 0748
  • E: info@umc.org.za
  • Bank details: FNB Ballito Branch, Account number 53731585578

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